Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal

Whether you’re making Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday dinner, or just because, this method is the BEST! While it may not be super quick, this recipe makes the most tender, cuts like butter corned beef you will ever have. Plus, the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes make it a complete meal!

platter of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes

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Why the Instant Pot is My New Favorite Way to Cook Corned Beef

I absolutely love corned beef and cabbage and have never thought there was a need to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to make it! I used to let it simmer in my slow cooker but, once I tried it in my Instant Pot, I swear that I’ll never go back! Here’s why:

  • Corn Beef cooked in an Instant Pot is tender and cuts with a fork, but is absolutely NOT mushy at all.
  • Same thing for the veggies – they come out a nice, crisp tender and are not fall apart mushy.

As a side note, I’ve seen several recipes out there for corned beef and cabbage dinners that state the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes can be cooked in 4 or 8 minutes.

I’ve tried both of these recommendations and had to re-pressurize my and recook the veggies both times. If you cut your potatoes into one to one and a half-inch cubes, they will be tender but not fall apart-ish in 12 minutes. In my experience, anything under that will result in under-cooked carrots and potatoes.

What You’ll Need to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot

platter of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes
  • 1 corned beef brisket (3-4 pounds) with the seasoning packet
  • 1 small head of cabbage, cut into wedges
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) baby carrots
  • 4-6 red potatoes, cut into one-inch cubes (you can either peel the skins or leave them on)
  • 2 cups of water
  • One 8-Quart Instant Pot
  • Optional: Instant Pot Sling

How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage in Your Instant Pot

platter of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes

Step One

First, pour the water into the instant pot. Next, set the corned beef on a raised trivet inside the instant pot and sprinkle with the seasoning packet.

Next, close the lid securely, make sure the pressure valve is sealed, and set to pressure cook for 90 minutes.

Step Two

Once the corned beef is cook, allow the instant pot to naturally release for 10 minutes, then manually release the rest of the pressure.

Transfer the corned beef to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep it warm.

Step Three

Next, place the cabbage, carrots, and diced potatoes into the instant pot. (You can place them right into the water/broth.

Close the lid securely, making sure the pressure valve is sealed, and cook on high for 12 minutes. Once the vegetables are done cooking, you can do a quick release and remove the vegetables once the lid is able to be opened.

Finally, slice the corned beef and serve along side the veggies.

bowl of instant pot corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes with horseradish

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Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal

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Whether you’re making Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday dinner, or just because, this method is the BEST! While it may not be super quick, this recipe makes the most tender, cuts like butter corned beef you will ever have. Plus, the cabbage, carrots, and potatoes make it a complete meal!
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 1 corned beef brisket 3-4 pounds with the seasoning packet
  • 1 small head of cabbage cut into wedges
  • 1 bag 16 ounces baby carrots
  • 4-6 red potatoes cut into one-inch cubes (you can either peel the skins or leave them on)
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions

  • Step One
  • First, pour the water into the instant pot. Next, set the corned beef on a raised trivet inside the instant pot and sprinkle with the seasoning packet.
  • Next, close the lid securely, make sure the pressure valve is sealed, and set to pressure cook for 90 minutes.
  • Step Two
  • Once the corned beef is cook, allow the instant pot to naturally release for 10 minutes, then manually release the rest of the pressure.
  • Transfer the corned beef to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  • Step Three
  • Next, place the cabbage, carrots, and diced potatoes into the instant pot. (You can place them right into the water/broth.
  • Close the lid securely, making sure the pressure valve is sealed, and cook on high for 12 minutes. Once the vegetables are done cooking, you can do a quick release and remove the vegetables once the lid is able to be opened.
  • Finally, slice the corned beef and serve along side the veggies.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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